Uniform, Military, WWII Jacket
World War II Eisenhower Jacket. Material: textile, plastic. Size: 25" x 17". Description: olive wool, long sleeves, wide lapels, front closure with five green plastic buttons, two flapped and button-through front pockets; yellow and green bar pins above left front pocket; yellow eagle patch and blue bar pin above right front pocket; gold metal circular US pin on right lapel; gold metal circular battle arms pin on left lapel; Tank Destroyer Battalion 899 logo patch on left shoulder; gray chevron patch on left sleeve; five yellow bars on lower left sleeve; gray chevron rank insignia on lower left sleeve; red, white and blue circular patch on right shoulder; gray chevron rank insignia patch on right sleeve.
Lester Quitney was with the Tank Destroyer Battalion 899 for the United States Army from 1943-1945. He worked at a CCC Camp in Washington State in December 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Rhineland Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Central Europe, Northern France and Normandy until being honorably discharged in 1945. World War II, WWII.